Handy Book – eBook reader for Android


Simple is best. This app allows books in epub format to be seen in a dyslexia friendly way. It doesn’t have a lot of features but what it does is keep it simple for the user to use. Backgrounds to the text are highlighted a line at a time for ease of use for the dyslexic user as well as pupils with tracking problems. Text can be enlarged to suit users with visual impairments. There is an on-board dictionary that speaks out the meaning of words. Text can’t be read back as this feature detracts form the reading that the student can do and keeping it simple was the main point of the software. There is a demo version for free which only has the ability for you to learn the main features of handy book. To add books to the library there is a “bookshelf” option and for £4.95 from the Play Store you can download the app yourself and add books to it. There isn’t a iOS version or PC version .

It has been evaluated independently and you can read this from their website :-

http://www.handysoftware.co.uk/testimonials/

For use as a kindle-type ereader it would be useful for schools to purchase a few cheap android tablets and have these as an additional tool for access to literacy for dyslexia readers. It does one job really well in my opinion.

6 thoughts on “Handy Book – eBook reader for Android

  1. Thank you for this good blog article about the Android e-book reading tool. Great option for children and adults w/ all kinds of reading challenges (who have Android devices)!

    For your readers with Mac or Windows PCs, a good option is the Reading Focus Cards desktop app (Patent 8,360,779). This digital desktop app:

    -Provides a virtual focusing card with a virtual reading window that can FLOAT on top and STAY on top of anyh other underlying text or program.

    -Is fully customizable (color, dimensions, orientation, etc.) as it isolates selected text and blocks out chosen surrounding text to help persons w/ ADHD, dsyslexia, autism, low vision, stroke/TBI issues and more.

    -Is very reasonably priced at $5.99 per download/device

    -Is further described and accessible at http://www.focusandread.com/page/488513590.

    Thank you again for the good article here!

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  2. Thank you for this good blog article about the Android e-book reading tool. Great option for children and adults w/ all kinds of reading challenges (who have Android devices)!

    For your readers with Mac or Windows PCs, a good option is the Reading Focus Cards desktop app (Patent 8,360,779). This digital desktop app:

    -Provides a virtual focusing card with a virtual reading window that can FLOAT on top and STAY on top of anyh other underlying text or program.

    -Is fully customizable (color, dimensions, orientation, etc.) as it isolates selected text and blocks out chosen surrounding text to help persons w/ ADHD, dsyslexia, autism, low vision, stroke/TBI issues and more.

    -Is very reasonably priced at $5.99 per download/device

    -Is further described and accessible at http://www.focusandread.com/page/488513590.

    Thank you again for the good article here!

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    1. Thanks for contributing this as it compliments what Handy Book is doing and so wondered if you would like me to put you in direct contact with handy book they are very open to working in partnership ?

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      1. It is very kind of you to think of us here at Brennan Innovators, LLC. Thank you!

        Yes, we would very much appreciate and welcome an opportunity to directly contact Handy Book. Would you kindly email me (via the e-address provided with my subscription here)? We will be grateful.

        We first learned about this company (HandyBook) and its e-book reader from your good blog article here. So, thank you—TWICE!

        Continued success with your VERY informative AND helpful blog!

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      2. We appreciate not only receiving Mr. Martin’s contact information here but also for sending the email of introduction to him on our behalf. We will definitely follow through on your efforts. (Thanks for practicing what you “preach” here. (You are directly facilitating our “accessibility” to Handy Book—many thanks one more time!)

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